SHYAMALA SURENDRAN
Founder Managing Trustee & Principal
Dharani  School of Performing Arts.

Prestigious Honors and Awards

  1. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademy Award – 2005 for contribution to Mohiniyattam.

  2. Sri Ramakrishna Seva Puraskaram – 2012 – for her outstanding contribution in the field of performing arts.

  3. `Vocational Excellence Award’ from Rotary Club of Cochin Queen – 2014/15 for outstanding contribution to Art and Culture.

  4. Nruthya Kala Ratna Award -2017 – from U Rise Vedic Sangeetha Academy, Bangalore.

  5. Kalasagar Award 2017 for Mohiniyattom in memory of Kalamandalam Krishnan Kutty Poduval.

Notable  Mohiniyattom /Bharatanatyam Performances in Indian & Abroad

Various temples in Kochi & Rotary Kalamassery, Kochi in 2018.

Germany, St.Petersburg, Vienna & Hungary in 2015.

For the festival ‘ Soul of Peace’ at St.Petersburg, Russia in 2014.

Augsburg  in Bavaria, Germany 2014 with Dharani  Ensemble

Kempton in Bavaria, Germany 2014 with Dharani  Ensemble

Indian Embassy for Budapest in 2014.with Dharani  Ensemble

Indian Embassy for Frankfurt in 2014. With Dharani  Ensemble

Gasteig Auditorium, Munich, Germany in 2014. With Dharani  Ensemble

Kakatiya Festival at Warangal (A.P.) in 2012

Roerich Meusem in St. Petersburg in 2012.

National Festival of Choreography in Banglore for 2012, With Dharani  Ensemble

Karoor Natyanjali, Tamilnadu in 2012, with Dharani  Ensemble

Konark Dance Festival in 2007, with Dharani  Ensemble

Soorya Festival in 2006 with Dharani  Ensemble

Dharani  Festival in 2005 & 2006 with Dharani  Ensemble

U.S.A –  Los Angeles, San Diego, San francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Austun, Dallas in 2005 Mohiniyattom with Dharani  Ensemble

Mohiyattom at San Diego State University & Sri Venkateswaraswami (Balaji) Temple in 2005.

Munich for Natyananda Festival ,Museum for Volkerkunde in 2004.

International Festival of Pecs, Hungary, organized by the Indian Embassy in Budapest, Performed for the Cochin University for the Metco Conference of the Meterology Department and the Indian Navy research wing in 2004.

Benezur House for the Music Bridge of Benezur International Festival at Budapest, Hungary in 2000.

At the Grand Stratae Studio, York University (Fine Arts Wing) Canada Performed at Vienna for the India Night Festival in 2000.

National Festival of Mohiniyattam in 1990 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

At Chidambharam Temple for Natyanjali Festival in 1990, 2009 & 2013.

Bharatanatyam at various places in UK, USA, Canada & Europe along with Abhinaya Guru – Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan (Padmabushan awardee)

Bharatanatyam for Rotary Polio Plus campaign in 1988 at KalaMandir Hall,Mysore.

Many prestigious Medical Conference held in Kochi and one of them being the International Medical Science Academy in Collaboration with Royal  college of  Surgeons & Physicians , Glascow

Debut Performance (Arangetram ) was done at Guruvayoor Temple in 1984.